Prediabetes For Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-02
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Accessible information on the causes, health risks, and treatment of prediabetesIf you or someone you love has been diagnosed with prediabetes a heightened level of glucose, and/or impaired glucose tolerance - the time to act is now. Prediabetes For Dummies examines the signs and symptoms of this potential precursor to diabetes and offers up-to-date information about treatment. It provides clear, practical advice on steps you can take to minimize the risk of serious health consequences.This plain-English guide shows you how to stop prediabetes in its tracks and prevent it from progressing to diabetes. You'll learn how to recognize the symptoms of this often-undiagnosed condition, and what to do if you think you may be prediabetic. You'll also discover how simple lifestyle changes, such as changes in your diet and moderate exercise, can put the brakes on prediabetes and even reverse the condition. Offers clear explanations of prediabetes causes, health risks, and treatment Includes the latest advances in the use of diabetes medications to treat prediabetes Provides diet suggestions, meal plans, and exercise tips Contains helpful suggestions for friends and family members who want to support a loved one with prediabetesWhile there is no cure for diabetes, it can be prevented if prediabetes is diagnosed and treated early. Packed with valuable information for patients of all ages, Prediabetes For Dummies is an important resource for taking control of this dangerous condition.

Author Biography

Alan L. Rubin, MD, is one of the nation's foremost authorities on prediabetes and diabetes. He is the author of Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, and Thyroid For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Confronting the Prediabetes Epidemic
The Origins and Dangers of Prediabetes
Suspecting Prediabetes in Yourself or a Loved One
Tracking the Transition from Prediabetes to Diabetes
Stopping Prediabetes in Its Tracks
Food and Other Factors: Battling an Unhealthy Lifestyle
What's in Your Kitchen? Identifying Problem Foods
Facing Your Weight
Stuck on the Couch: The Risks of Being Sedentary
Stressing Out
Getting a Diagnosis
Spotting the Metabolic Syndrome
The Testing Spectrum: Having Essential Tests and Interpreting Results
Children and the Elderly: Special Considerations
The Dangers of Moving toward Diabetes
Dealing with Short-Term Complications
Suffering Long-Term Consequences
Risking Your Sexual Health: Sexual Function and Pregnancy
Avoiding or Reversing Prediabetes
Shopping for Food in a New Way
Cooking and Eating for Health and Enjoyment
Maximizing Movement
Taking Medications or Supplements
Considering Bariatric Surgery
Putting Your Knowledge to Work: A Healthier You in Three Months
The Part of Tens
Ten Myths about Prediabetes
(More Than) Ten Staples to Keep in Your Kitchen
Ten Things to Teach Your Prediabetic Child
Appendix: Additional Resources
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